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1. The Mount Caroline Cemetery, I.L. 393.
2. The Mount Davis Cemetery (closed).
3. The Kai Lung Wan Cemetery, lying between Pokfulam Road and the sea,
(Extension gazetted in Government Notification No. 692 of 1906).
* 3a. Kai Lung Wan East Cemetery, I.L. 1766 (proclaimed Government Cemetery
for Chinese, Notification 752 of 1907, Gazette 15.11.07).
4. The Aberdeen Cemetery.
5. The Shek O Cemetery.
6. The Stanley Cemetery.
* 6a. The Military Cemetery at Stanley (closed).
7. The Chai Wan Cemetery.
8. The Ma Tau Wai Cemetery.
* 8a. The Ma Tau Wai Cemetery (West) K.I.L. 1164.
9. The Sai Yu Shek Cemetery (Chinese).
10. The Sam Shui Po Cemetery.
11. The Chinese Christian Cemetery, Sai Yu Shek, N.K.I.L. 5.
12. The Colonial Cemetery, (a portion of this has been set aside
for the burial of Japanese only), Happy Valley.
13. The Roman Catholic Cemetery, ......... do.
14. The Mahommedan Cemetery, ............. do.
15. The Hindoo Cemetery, I.L. 1625, G.L. 27, do.
16. The Zoroastrian Cemetery, I.L. 364, do.
17. The Jewish Cemetery, I.L.’s 581 and 1717,. do.
18. The Eurasian Cemetery, Mount Davis, I.L. 1415.
19. The Cemetery of the French Mission, Pok-fu-lam.
20. The Hindoo Cemetery, Kowloon.
21. The Infectious Diseases Cemetery, Kennedy Town.
22. The Infections Diseases Cemetery, Cheung Sha Wan.
* These are not in list but have been entered here as they are in some respect extensions of the preceding numbers.
Of this list, Mount Davis has since been closed (Government Notification No. 691 of 1906) also Kennedy Town Infectious Diseases Cemetery, and Cheung Sha Wan is closed as a Plague Cemetery from the beginning of the year 1909 by resolution of the Sanitary Board at a meeting held on September 15th, 1908. The Military Cemetery at Stanley is also closed.
The following Cemeteries are not included in this list:—
23. Cheung Loong Tin (proclaimed Government Cemetery for Chinese, Notification
3/1907 Gazette 4th January, 1907).
24. Chinese Christian Cemetery, Pokfulam I.L. 899.
25. Kau Lung Tong Cemetery (Government Cemetery for Chinese, known as
26. Christian Chinese Cemetery, Kau Lung Tong N.K.I.L. 16.
27. Po King Po Cemetery (closed—Government Notification No. 338 of 1903).
28. Cheung Chau Cemetery (Government Notification No. 337 of 1908).
35. Principal Works by Private Firms.—Messrs. Butterfield & Swire’s new dock was used for the first time on the 1st October, when a vessel was admitted for repairs. No vessel had been docked in the Admiralty Dock up to the close of the year. Both the Quarry Bay and Naval Yard Extension establishments were to a large extent in working order.
The large blocks of godowns on K.M.L. 88 for the Ocean Steamship Co. and the piers in connection with same were ready for the commencement of business but no steamer had been berthed alongside up to the close of the year.
The Standard Oil Company’s works at Lai Chi Kok (N.K.M.L. 2) were still incomplete though in such a state as to be available tor use. Great delay in their completion was caused by the slip of the sea-wall mentioned in the report for 1906.
The Brewery on N.K.M.L. 3, Lai Chi Kok, was completed.
A Cigar Factory on K.I.L. 1203, Yaumati, was completed.
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The excavation for the extension of the Dock Company’s No. 1 Dock at Hunghom was in progress throughout the year as was also the construction of Messrs. Jardine, Matheson
and Company’s Oﬁice.
The reconstruction of the southern, or old, portion of the Hongkong Hotel was begun, the demolition of the old buildings being completed and foundations for the new building, which is to he of steel-frame construction, begun.
Among other works of less magnitude which have been commenced or completed during the year the following may be mentioned :--
12 houses on M.L. 29, Queen's Road East.
5 European houses on Shaukiwan l.L. 409 in connection with Quarry Bay Shipyard.
6 houses on Shaukiwan l.L. 1780.
3 houses on Shaukiwan l.L. 414.
Club House for the Royal Hongkong Yacht Club.
Club House for Victoria Recreation Club.
Godowns and tenement houses (16 houses) on P.R.M.L. 57.
10 houses on K.M.L. 29, Yaumati.
3 houses on K.M.L. 30, Yaumati.
13 houses on K.l.L. 1076, Mongkoktsui.
8 houses on N.K.I.L. 21, Sham Shui Po.
Godown on Shaukiwan I L. 1580.
4 houses on M.L.s 78, 79, 80 and 206, Western District of City.
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of partitions in the living-rooms was subsequently ordered, but had not been completed at the close of the year.
1908. Estimates, $12,000.00 | Total Estimates, $30,000.00
1908. Expenditure, 11,996.19 | Expenditure to 31/12/08,
76. New Roads in Kowloon.—The following were the works executed under this vote of $30,000 :—
(i.) Extension of Robinson Road (re-named Nathan Road) from Market Street to Waterloo Road. This work was completed at a cost of $13,581.70, the expenditure during 1908 amounting to $4,351.94.
(ii.) Continuation of same from Waterloo Road to K.F.L. No. 2. This work became necessary on account of the erection of the Cigar Factory on K.I.L. 1203. It was incomplete at the close of the year, the expenditure on it amounting to $8,514.36.
(iii.) Road from Ma Tau Kok to Tai Shek Ku (incomplete). The principal object of this road was to shorten the distance from the Slaughter Houses to Yaumati but it will be found very useful in other ways. The expenditure amounted to $3,096.15.
1908. Estimates, $30,000.00
1908. Expenditure, 15,962.45
77. New Roads in New Territories.—The extension of the Kowloon City Road from its point of intersection with the Military roads to its point of bifurcation to Customs Pass and Chin Lan Chu Village was completed at a cost of $6,352.98, the Military Authorities contributing a sum of $3,176.58. There is nothing special to record about it. The gradient varies from 1 in 14 to 1 in 8.
Contracts were let towards the close of the year for :—
(a.) A road, 6 feet in width, from Castle Peak Bay to Ping Shan Village.
(6.) A road, 7 feet in width, from near Kowloon City to Shatin Pass.
The amount expended on item (a) was $2,590 for land resumptions and $1,250.97 for surveying, defining areas to be resumed, etc., or a total of $3,750.97.
In the case of item (b), the Military Authorities are to bear the principal part of the cost, the Government taking over and maintaining the road after its completion. The expenditure amounted to $1,594.68 for land resumption.
1908. Estimates, $15,000.00
1908. Expenditure, 8,524.23
78. Forming and Kerbing Streets.—The following is a statement of the works executed under this heading, except those of a trifling nature. The sum stated is in some cases only a part of the cost owing to the work extending into more than one year :—
(i.) Improving Shaukiwan Road from S.M.L. 1 to a point midway
between S. L.s 395 and 397 : Resumptions or
compensation for removal of buildings to new sites -
Pulling down old buildings, 300
Diverting and kerbing and channelling road, 3,961
Reconstructing No. 8 Bridge and forming road to eastward
of same 963
Diverting nullah adjoining S.l.L. 414, 342
Diverting tramway, 2,539
Widening road opposite S.M.L. 1 to admit of diversion of
(ii.) Improving Shaukiwan Road below Quarry Bay Dam No. 4, .$7,754
(iii.) Improvement of Kennedy Road West of Public Laundries
and extension of Stone Nullah Lane to Kennedy Road, 3,282
(iv.) Excavating hill, removing slips and forming Forbes and
Cadogan Streets, Kennedy Town, 3,000
(v ) Forming and kerbing streets intersecting S.M.L.s 2-10, 2,373
(vi.) Forming and kerbing Praya West between Sand Street and
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The nullah is constructed of concrete (partly cement and partly lime), the side-walls being faced with rubble masonry; the egg-shaped and circular culverts are composed of cement concrete, the former being supported on piles.
Item (ix). This work was rendered necessary on account of the insanitary condition of the locality, caused by the discharge of foul water into the open nullahs in Soy and Nullah Streets.
It comprises the construction of a system of pipe sewers varying in diameter from 6" to 15", connected with an existing outfall at Dundas Street, and various connections from private properties and street gullies. The 15" pipe sewer in Macdonnell Road is supported on a concrete and piled foundation.
Item (x). This extension was stipulated for in an agreement with the late lessee of Kowloon Inland Lot 1133, whereby a readjustment of the boundaries of his lots was made to admit of the construction of main throughfares.
It comprises the laying of a pipe sewer, 6” to 9" in diameter, extending from the junction of Fifth and Kennedy Streets to Kowloon Inland Lot 1133.
84. Extensions of Lighting.—The following lamps were erected or fitted with lanterns and burners :—
CITY AND HILL DISTRICT.
- Kennedy Road, . 2
- Kennedy Town Pier, 1
- Government House (lantern, &c. only), 1
- Algar Court (paid for by owner), 1
- Lamont’s Lane ( do. ) 1
- Mount Kellett Road, The Peak, 1
- Hau Fung Lane (provided by owner), 1
Deduct lamps removed from Blake Pier,... 4
As regards the lamp in Hau Fung Lane, the lighting was taken over by Government in consequence of the surrender by the owner of Inland Lots Nos. 260 and 1731 of the scavenging lane and right-of-way pertaining to these lots.
- Nullah Street, Mongkoktsui 1
- Macdonnell Road (re-named Canton Road), Yaumati, 2
- Reclamation Streer, Yaumati, 1
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1908. Estimates, $2,500.00
1908. Expenditure, 527.50
85. Permanent Marks for Traverse Survey Points in New Territories.—Owing to insufficiency of staff in the first instance and pressure of important work subsequently, it was not found possible to proceed with this work.
1908. Estimates, $3,000.00 Total Estimates, $11,000.00
1908. Expenditure, ... Expenditure to 31/12/08, 314.65
86. Reinforced Concrete Piers.—A wrought iron shed with matting roof was erected in the yard at Wanchai referred to in last year’s report anti the yard itself was surfaced with lime and cement concrete. The necessary moulds were then prepared and 27 reinforced concrete piles were made for the Kowloon City Pier which was to be put in hand in priority to the Green Island and Harbour Office Piers, but it was not possible to do any work on these last named up to the end of the year owing to the want of a Crane Barge.
1908. Estimates, $19,000.00 Total Estimates, $54,300.00
1908. Expenditure, 4,230.53 Expenditure to 31/12/08, 11,574.60
87. Blake Pier Shelter.—A contract was let to Messrs. Sang Lee & Co. in March for the manufacture of the granolithic slabs and rolls, with which it was decided to cover the roof, and the whole of these were completed in August. The columns, steel trusses, etc.,